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Danaher Corporation Instrument Assembler Position in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Job Purpose: Assemble and test instruments, optics, and corresponding sub-assemblies in accordance with engineering specifications with support from team leader and supervisor.

Essential Job Functions:

Become familiar with the Standard Work Documents related to assembly specifications, blueprints, parts, part numbers and descriptions, becoming proficient at identification and verification.

Become proficient at assembling, calibrating, testing, and reworking instruments, optics and sub-assemblies per standard work documents. Must be able to achieve a level three training rating in at least one high volume cell and one low volume cell. Notify Supervisor of any print errors, specification errors, tooling problems, breakdowns, and operational problems.

Maintain a high level of quality during the assembly process. Ensure all scrap is tagged and reported accordingly per standard work.

Maintain productivity, scrap, and rework standards on each assembly.

Responsible for the proper maintenance of assigned equipment and tools.

Understand the process of SQDIP and how to use it to document issues.

Understands and passes test of 85% or better in ESD and works accordingly.

Understands and passes test of 85% or better in 4E and works accordingly

Responsible for Inventory accuracy and control within assigned section by the correct use of Kanban for the intended function: Must pass test with 75% or better.

  • Pulling from the correct bins following FIFO.

  • Placing bins/Kanban cards in proper location once emptied .

  • Ensuring bins only have parts (no personal items, water bottles etc).

Passes test of 85% or better in 5S and utilizes 5S in the work area keeping it clean and well organized. Return all tools, fixtures, supplies and other equipment to their proper storage areas.

Work cross functionally with other departments, including Engineering, Quality and other Support Staff as needed to improve product quality and production efficiency.

Build and maintain good working relations with other team members. Using crucial conversations to work thru issues and find amenable solutions to issues that arise.

Job functions include but are not limited to those listed.

General Requirements:

High school diploma or GED required. Degree or certificate from certified electronics program is preferred.

Three to six months of assembly experience preferred.Computer experience and basic keyboard functions required. Has the ability to learn and use x-rite tools and programs.

Excellent hand-eye coordination (ability to handle small components accurately); excellent dexterity required.

Must be able to stand/walk up to 80% of the day.

Ability to read and understand assembly drawings, work instructions, and specifications. Requires familiarity with, and the ability to use, common hand and power tools.

May be required to lift heavy (over 30 lbs.) objects. Work with chemicals using proper safety protocols.

Ability to effectively perform the above mentioned essential job functions.

Must be able to communicate issues in an effective and quick manner at the cell SQDIP.

Perform all other tasks as deemed necessary per supervisor or lead.

When you join us, you’ll also be joining Danaher’s global organization, where 69,000 people wake up every day determined to help our customers win. As an associate, you’ll try new things, work hard, and advance your skills with guidance from dedicated leaders, all with the support of powerful Danaher Business System (https://www.danaher.com/how-we-work/danaher-business-system) tools and the stability of a tested organization.

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